Chemotherapy

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Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

Systematic Tracking and Analysis of Admissions for Chemotherapy Toxicity Inform Quality Improvement Efforts, Leading to Reduced Toxicity Risk 07/22/10

Practice and infusion nurses at North Shore Medical Center Cancer Center identify all patients treated at the center who are subsequently admitted to the hospital with a possible chemotherapy-...

Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, and Comfort With Decisions and Treatment Preferences 04/14/10

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center fully integrates shared decision making into breast cancer care through the Center for Shared Decision Making, which proactively contacts breast cancer patients...

Expanding Interpreter Role To Include Advocacy and Care Coordination Improves Efficiency and Leads to High Patient and Provider Satisfaction 12/10/09

The Limited English Proficiency Patient Family Advocate serves as a permanent part of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota hematology/oncology care team, providing specialized medical...

Patient-Centered Redesign Improves Patient and Staff Satisfaction at Outpatient Cancer Center 04/29/09

The Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, part of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, redesigned physical aspects of the outpatient facility to incorporate features that create a soothing, healing...

QualityTools

Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You 09/25/09

This publication series can help health care providers and patients learn more about steps that can be taken before, during, and after cancer treatment to reduce the risk and impact of side effects on oral health. Some of the patient publications...

Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow presents a summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This slideshow addresses the following topics:
  • Guideline...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: White Blood Cell Growth Factors 12/17/07

This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about the use of white blood cell growth factors in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

This patient guide addresses the following...

Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.

This...

2006 Update of ASCO Practice Guideline Recommendations for the Use of White Blood Cell Growth Factors: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This six-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of white blood cell growth factors.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Primary...

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